Chicago police are warning North Side residents after an armed robbery crew carjacked a driver and robbed four other people in less than two hours on Wednesday morning.
The robberies occurred in Rogers Park and West Rogers Park between 5:25 a.m. and 7:15 a.m.
The first occurred in the 1900 block of West Farwell. Two masked men displayed guns and took a man’s wallet, phone, and keys, according to a CPD report.
Then, at 6:10 a.m., another man was robbed at gunpoint of his backpack in the 2400 block of West Morse. The offenders fled in a smaller white car, a CPD report said.
At 6:45 a.m. in the 6600 block of North Maplewood, a 49-year-old man was standing near his car when a white Porsche SUV pulled up, and two men got out with firearms, another Chicago police report said.
The offenders demanded the man’s property, hit him in the head, and went through his pockets, a CPD spokesperson said.
Another robbery was reported in the 6300 block of North Artesian at 7 a.m., according to a CPD community alert. No other details were immediately available about the case.
Finally, at 7:15 a.m., a 52-year-old man was carjacked at gunpoint in the 2900 block of West Fitch. He was standing next to his Jeep Cherokee when a white Porsche SUV pulled up, and two men got out with guns. One of the robbers went through his pockets for valuables, and they took his car, a CPD spokesperson said.
CPD’s community alert said the robbers were two Black men between 18 and 25 who wore dark clothing and ski masks. They were armed with two black handguns.
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 and refer to crime pattern #P23-3-005.